So, a little bummed, we headed into downtown for lunch. We ate at the Chisholm Grill, which, as it turns out, was built in 1879.
Funny, because the whole time we were eating lunch I was trying to guess when exactly it was built-- the air conditioning was hanging just beneath the tin ceilings (late 1800s/early 1900s), the electrical wiring was all outside of the walls (which puts the building pre-1930's, by when most buildings came with electrical wiring).
Well, lunch was pretty delicious (we got the small portion cheeseburgers), so we wandered downtown for a few minutes and decided to head back home empty-handed.
Just before we got on the highway, Natalie decided she wanted to drive past her grandparent's old house in Ovilla, which is a few miles off of I35, about 30 minutes south of Dallas. So, we did, and I felt like a real creeper peering through the gate onto their old property.
A quick drive through downtown Ovilla (in which Walker, Texas Ranger has graced his presence for several episodes), and we were on our wait back home. BUT WAIT. I saw an estate sale sign on the side of the road. In the middle of nowhere. No, really. I mean it. The middle of nowhere. This was just meant to be.
Here we go.
Item: Rocking chair
Era: Manufactured in 1954 in Chicago. Natalie can't remember what company, but there was a label on it.
Favorite part: Grandma never, ever let anybody sit in it. It's in mint condition.
Item: Set of two bi-level (walnut?) end tables with inlaid wood design.
Era: Unknown. No markings. '60s?
Favorite part: They weigh about twice as much as I thought they would. Grandma also didn't let anybody put anything on these tables, so they are practically flawless.
Price: $50 for the set.
Item: Set of 2 table lamps. Wood with brass bands and tweed lamp shades.
Favorite part: I don't know who decided lamps needed to be shaded by tweed, but I like them.
Price: $15 for the set
Item: Itsy-bitsy cutie lamp with glowing base
Favorite part: It's itsy-bitsy and has a glowing base!
Price: $3. Yes, $3.
I'm going to have to split this into two different posts because we found so many awesome deals. I'll leave you with a full view of our "formal" living room. It looks pretty sweet so far, and our walls are still bare while we wait to paint before we hang anything up.